January 30, 1914 (12th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CON

Robert Laird Borden (Prime Minister; Secretary of State for External Affairs; President of the Privy Council)

Conservative (1867-1942)

Mr. BORDEN:

Only unintentionally. I would think that every one of the departments which are enumerated, commencing at page 8, would be regarded as a separate department, and not as one department, as the light hon. gentleman suggests. In so far as I understand the construction of the rule, I think there is no difference of opinion between himself and myself. I would further say that we are taking this up practically by consent to-day, as the Government could not reasonably ask hon gentlemen to go on except by consent, and I would not regard any commencement that we may make to-day as bringing the case within the operation of the rule. We must bring each one of these departments before the House on some other day before we can make use of the rule in regard to Thursday and Friday.

Topic:   COMMITTEE OF SUPPLY.
Subtopic:   INTERPRETATION OF RULE 17.
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